Girls less confident as they grow older

The BBC is reporting that girls’ career confidence plummets as they near the world of work. 

A poll of 1,627 girls and young women showed they felt less powerful as they progressed through secondary school. The young women interviewed were a representative sample and not necessarily connected with Girlguiding, says the charity. 

  Aged seven to 10 Aged 17 to 21
I feel confident in myself 63%  31%
I can do anything if I try 74% 40%
I am proud of something I have achieved 75% 41%

“This new research shows girls are lacking in confidence at an important stage in their lives when they are starting to think about the future, enter work or begin university,” said said Girlguiding Chief Executive Julie Bentley. 

“As the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women it’s our responsibility to change this…

The full survey, carried out online by Childwise, will be published in September. 

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